Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that Guardian Industries will invest $1.57 million to expand operations at its Consolidated Glass & Mirror facility in Galax, Virginia, creating 30 new jobs.“Consolidated Glass & Mirror and Guardian Industries have been important corporate citizens in the Galax community dating back to 1979,” said Governor McAuliffe, according to a...
  • Officials from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope notified its customers it will be increasing prices for its glass products, effective Dec. 8, according to a Nov. 14 letter to customers. In the letter, Jim Avanzini, COO, cited flat glass manufacturer price increases, as well as cost increases in other business areas, as reasons for the increase.
  • According to a Nov. 12 report in Bloomberg, Guardian Industries won a ruling at the top European Union court, cutting an antitrust fine by 30 percent to $129 million.When the European Commission initially assigned the fine in 2007, it did not take into account Guardian’s internal structure, and thus set a relatively larger fine for the company, the court found, according to the article.“Excluding...
  • In recent letters to customers, officials from PPG Industries notified customers Nov. 3 of a price increase for clear glass of 10 percent for customers in the Eastern-Central Regions, and 15 percent for customers in the Western region. “PPG Flat Glass continues to experience rising material, operating and logistic costs associated with the production and supply of our glass products,...
  • During glasstec, the new management team for Vitrum held an international press event to illustrate the main themes of the 19th edition of the biennial international trade show specialized in machinery, equipment and systems for flat, bent and hollow glass and in glass and processed products for the industry. Vitrum 2015 is scheduled for Oct. 6-9 at the Fiera Milano exhibition complex in Rho.“...
  • McGrory Glass announced that Ron Gerhardt, previously of Ridgeview Glass, has joined the company’s Glass Entrance Systems department in architectural sales. In his new role, Gerhardt will focus on enhancing the evolution of the company’s Entrance Division, ultimately improving McGrory’s ability to service a diverse clientele.Gerhardt comes to McGrory Glass with over 36 years of experience in...
  • VentreEdwards Officials from Gardner Glass Products Inc., based in of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, announced Jim Ventre has been named vice president of flat glass sales. He will be focused on the growth and management of distribution and installer sales accounts.Ventre has been with Gardner Glass Products as national accounts manager since 2011 and has been a force within the glass...
  • Breakages of glass railings on a new $16 million footbridge in West Sussex, England, were the result of nickel sulphide inclusions in the glass panels, according to a Nov. 7 article from BBC News. Breakages have occurred on six glass panels, each costing about $10,000, since the bridge opened last November. Five of those were caused by nickel sulphide, and the sixth was likely caused by vandalism...
  • Officials from the Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc. announced the addition of a new franchise location in Peoria, Arizona. Franchise owner Jeff Aviles comes to the company with an extensive background in the glass industry and general construction. Aviles is an American Architectural Manufacturers Association Installation Masters Instructor, and he brings years of service and operations...
  • Bohle AG acquired cutting wheel producer Lixon sprl, expanding its market leadership in automatic glass cutting. The deal is effective immediately, according to a Bohle announcement.Lixon, from Ransart, Belgium, is the second largest supplier of this industry sector in Europe and has had a significant influence on the development of glass cutting wheels for flat glass for more than 100 years,...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...